The mission of the College is to contribute significantly to the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of European Veterinary Specialists in Emergency and Critical Care across all European countries at the highest possible level so as to ensure that improved veterinary medical services will be provided to the public.
The primary objectives of the College shall be the promotion of study, research, and practise of veterinary emergency and critical care medicine in Europe, including increasing and providing quality assurance of the competency of those who practise in this field by overseeing the training, examination and reaccreditation of Specialists in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and by:
- establishing guidelines for post-graduate education and training as a prerequisite to become a specialist in the speciality of veterinary emergency and critical care;
- examining and authenticating veterinarians as specialists in veterinary emergency and critical care to serve the veterinary patient, its owner and the public in general, by providing expert care for animals requiring emergency or critical care management;
- encouraging research and other contributions to knowledge relating to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and the control of diseases directly or indirectly affecting the emergency and critical care management of all animals, and promoting communication and dissemination of this knowledge;
- the development, supervision, and assessment of continuing education programmes in veterinary emergency and critical care;
- committing itself to the development of a culture, which recognises the importance of quality and quality assurance in its activities, and to this end, the College shall develop and implement a strategy for the continuous enhancement of quality;
- guaranteeing and maintaining the highest level of specialisation in veterinary emergency and critical care, according to European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level 8;
- maintaining a register of the practising members of the College so as to inform the EBVS and thereby allowing these members to represent themselves as European Veterinary Specialists in Emergency and Critical Care.